I wrote the introductory post for the new history blog Morimarusa founded by four colleagues/friends and myself. It’s about the Ribe cranium, an 8th century skull fragment with a runic inscription. The inscripion is (most likely) a healing spell to defeat a dwarven spirit causing illness, possibly a headache.
The article is part of an ongoing series “Runic Escapades”, in which I will present runic inscriptions in their cultural and historical context.
Read “Runic Escapades: The Ribe Cranium” on Morimarusa.